Justice Without Borders (JWB) is seeking applicants to its volunteer Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your leadership and governance skills while advancing access to justice for vulnerable women migrant workers. Learn more via our website and on LinkedIn.
JWB creates transnational access to legal assistance for victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking so that they can seek rightful compensation, even after returning home.
Why join us?
“I was touched by the importance and message of JWB: everybody should be able to have a fair shot through the legal and court system…no matter who they are.” – Jonathan Crompton, Board Member and Secretary
The Board’s Role at JWB
Our board provides strategic governance and mission-based leadership. While day-to-day operations are led by our Executive Director (the ED), the Board-ED relationship is a central partnership. We follow the Complementary Model of Board Governance to guide our collaboration.
What do board members do?
We ask for a 5 hour monthly commitment on average. Our board meetings and activities include:
Expertise we need (in no particular order)
Backgrounds or experiences particularly welcomed
A word about fundraising…
Many funders require a Board fully engaged in fundraising, so we ask all members to make an annual donation that is meaningful for them. They can give directly or help collect donations from others. Our ED and fundraising staff support our board with all fundraising work. If you can help introduce us, our team can help make the ask.
Board terms of service
JWB’s Board Members serve a two-year term and are eligible for re-appointment for up to two additional terms. Regular Board meetings are held regularly (usually monthly) virtually for one hour and any committee meetings will be held in coordination with full Board meetings.
Any other requirements?
To get the most out of this position, candidates should:
D&O insurance available. Service on JWB’s Board of Directors is volunteer, without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs related to Board Members’ duties.
“The effect we have had with people directly and indirectly…that’s pretty amazing. Seeing the impact we have on people’s lives makes me really grateful to have been given this opportunity.” – Gene Bulmash, Board Chair
TO LEARN MORE: Please send a brief statement of interest and CV to Douglas MacLean at email@example.com